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    fully grown; known to science

    "Several of the smallest sharks known to science are only four to six inches long when fully grown."

    I would like to ask about grammatic structures used in "known to science" and "when fully grown." This two phrase confusing to me because how can be verb "know" in the form of "known" there and is it "when they are fully grown". Is "grown" an adjective?

    Source:Zoobooks Sharks

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    Re: fully grown; known to science

    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    "Several of the smallest sharks [that are] known to science are only four to six inches long when [they are] fully grown."

    I would like to ask about the grammatical structures used in "known to science" and "when fully grown." This These two phrases are confusing to me because how can be the verb "know" be used in the form of "known" there and is it does it mean "when they are fully grown"? Is "grown" an adjective?

    Source:Zoobooks Sharks

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    See above. I have added words to the original which should help with your understanding (as you can see, you were right about "when they are fully grown").
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: fully grown; known to science

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    See above. I have added words to the original which should help with your understanding (as you can see, you were right about "when they are fully grown").
    1. Why is "grammatic structure" incorrect ?
    2. Is "fully grown" an ellipsis for "they are fully grown" ?
    3. What is the name of the rule or manipulation with relative clause in "sharks known to science." ?

    Thank you.

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